HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Even before “Let it Go” became the runaway hit after the release of “Frozen,” the music from Disney’ animated films has reverberated for generations. That is why the Wallace State Singers will be presenting “Disney Through The Decades” Feb. 25-28.
Songs from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, Disney’s first feature-length animated film, all the way through “Frozen” will be featured during the concert. You’ll hear a medley of songs from “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid” and many more.
“Most people in our culture have a long-standing relationship with Mickey Mouse,” said Tiffany Richter, director of the Wallace State Singers. “I can look back over my childhood and connect memories with the Disney movies and cartoons I watched. It never fails to bring a sense of comfort and fondness.
“We have a three-fold mission this year with this show,” Richter said. “To bring families together, reaching each generation with hits from Disney films; to highlight an evening of fun, family entertainment at a minimal cost; and to bring a sense of childhood magic to those who might have forgotten that all you need to fly is a little pixie dust, and when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.”
Private showings for school groups in kindergarten, third and fifth grades will be held the Feb. 25-27, with public showings at 7 p.m., Feb. 27-28.
The Friday, Feb. 27 showing will be Daddy-Daughter Date Night, when fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles are encouraged to bring their daughters, granddaughters, sisters or nieces to the show. Their admission will gift them one photo of each girl with their favorite Disney princess from the show. Additional photos can be purchased for a small fee.
Disney Dress-Up is the theme of the Saturday, Feb. 28 showing, where audience members young and old are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney character.
“We wanted to emphasize everyone’s sense of fun throughout the weekend, and we thought it would be really special to offer a night for daddies and their little girls for a date night,” Richter said. “What a special memory to make.
“And Saturday night, we just want to put everyone in the Disney spirit and encourage people to dress up,” she added. “Of course, everyone is welcome to every performance, but Disney is all about fun, so we’re having a little fun with the show.”
Regular admission will be $7 for adults and $5 for students and children 6 and up. Children 5 and under will be admitted free. Those who dress up for Saturday’s Disney Dress Up night will earn a $2 discount on their admission.
“There’s something for everyone in this performance,” added Richter. “Come support the arts at Wallace State and enjoy a night of great music and dance.”
For more information about the show, call 256.352.8277. Learn more about Wallace State’s Fine and Performing Arts program at www.wallacestate.edu.